Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CalGIS and free Webinar Series

CalGIS 2014 Deadlines to Note
·  December 15–last day to submit a presentation proposal for CalGIS 2014
·  December 31–last day to register for CalGIS 2014 at the early registration rate (save $100)
·  December 31–last day to secure a sponsorship/exhibit booth at the early registration rate (save up to $200)

CalGIS Webinar Series: Webinar #4Friday, December 13, 2013 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon PST

Please register for this free CalGIS Webinar at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  View System Requirements

Guest Speakers for Webinar #4 

Amy Smith – Using Python for Efficiency and Innovation with ArcGIS: I’d like to share some of the efficiencies I’ve discovered using Python in my own GIS workflows as well as some of the applications I’ve built using Python and the ArcGIS suite of geoprocessing tools.

Amy Smith is a GIS Specialist with Fehr & Peers, a California-based transportation consulting firm. Amy’s GIS career started with space-based radar imagery analysis in the Florida Everglades. After relocating to California from Florida, she worked with the Department of Water Resources collecting and mapping bathymetry data in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Now at Fehr & Peers, Amy works closely with planners and engineers using geospatial technologies to better understand transportation. She develops custom spatial analysis tools for web and desktop using Python.

Rob Elkins – ESRI - Desktop Product Manager – Discussion of trends and vision of recent technical investment in the next generation of Esri Desktop software, ArcGIS Professional, as well as great new functionality in our ArcMap, ArcGlobe and ArcScene Desktop products

Host: Jeff Orton - Chair CalGIS 2014 – Director of GIS Paramount Citrus

Don’t miss these important CalGIS 2014 Deadlines –
·       December 15–last day to submit a presentation proposal for CalGIS 2014
·       December 31–last day to register for CalGIS 2014 at the early registration rate (save $100)
·       December 31–last day to secure a sponsorship/exhibit booth at the early registration rate (save up to $200)

Visit for conference details and forms!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

GIS/INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST - Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Organization: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2013-05-20
Position Description:

TERM: Temporary, 6 months, Full-time

Under general supervision the GIS/Information Specialist applies graphic art, computer, and drafting skills to a variety of projects that involve computer graphics, and general technical design work; produces and updates maps; assists in the preparation of miscellaneous graphics, brochures, reports, ads, and maps for all departments within the Tribe; researches, compiles, stores and analyzes a variety of data for different information systems; and edits, creates, and maintains graphic and tabular data. The position performs a full range of duties with only occasional instruction or assistance. The position works independently, applies well developed graphics and GIS knowledge, and exercises judgment and initiative and is fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Intern Opportunity for City of San Jose

City of San José

DEPARTMENT:  Public Works
DIVISION:    Engineering Services-Technology Services Section
TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning February 2013
INTERN SUPERVISOR:  Vicky Gallardo and Harsh Gautam
PHONE:  408-535-8463


The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services.

The department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work.  We strive to constantly demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration, and seek employees who do the same.
The Department of Public Works is looking for a student in Computer Science or GIS courses that is willing to work on a student project to develop an interactive map for viewing Capital Improvement Projects. You will gain practical experience and exposure by developing applications that support the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team.
  • Creating services-driven web applications using Python
  • Experience creating database-driven web applications
  • Familiarity with Google Map and ArcGIS Online APIs
  • JavaScript and DOJO coding experience and debugging skills helpful
  • Experience with traditional GIS systems (e.g., Esri) is desirable
  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively in a small team

Monday, January 28, 2013

Greenbelt Alliance, Policy Internship,San Francisco, CA

Greenbelt Alliance seeks a motivated individual to provide policy research and geographic information system (GIS) support for our campaigns for open space protection and good city planning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about this internship opportunity, please check our website:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Internship at the Northwest Information Center (NWIC)

Looking for that hands-on learning experience? 

Want to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in the classroom in a professional setting?

Need any internship units?

The Northwest Information Center (NWIC) of the California Historical Resources Information System is looking for interns for the Spring 2013 semester.
● 2 or 3 unit internships available ●
● You will need a faculty sponsor●

The NWIC is in the process of developing a Geographic Information System that links locational and descriptive data for our area which includes 18 coastal, Bay Area, and inland counties, from Del Norte in the north to Monterey in the south.

NWIC staff regularly assists Cultural Resources Consultants undertaking research in California archaeology, architectural history, and history; provides information to landowners, scholars, and the general public about their local, state, or federal legal requirements; and assists governmental agencies and private firms in meeting those legal requirements.

For more information:

For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our website at